2018 has epitomised the odyssey. It has been a year of challenges both physical and mental; and there have been successes and failures. It would not be an odyssey if it was easy, and it would not be an odyssey if I didn’t learn along the way. As my odyssey journey continues into 2019, there is still far to travel and challenges to be taken and I will be prepared for them.
Time for an annual roundup, and not so serious look at what the year has taught me: so, in no particular order:
Pooping in the middle of the road in front of an air traffic control tower is probably not so classy.
‘A nugget of purest green’. Miles upon miles of green in the desert? The Gobi Desert is sometimes green covered with millions of chive plants (Gobi onions). Also, pineapple weed. The olfactory senses get a little confused when presented with the whiff of pineapple and onion simultaneously.
Tuesday the 14th of August 2018 was an auspicious day to get married in Mongolia. Parliament Square in Ulaanbaatar was awash with brides from early morning through to evening: quite surreal really.
It is a bit freaky when you find hair poking out between the bathroom tiles.
Pay more for fewer changes and a more direct flight: Windhoek to Cologne, to Munich to Glasgow. Why, just why?